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Title The minotaur [videorecording] / music by Harrison Birtwistle ; libretto by David Harsent ; from the Royal Opera House ; producer, Ferenc Van Damme ; television director, Jonathan Haswell.

Imprint [London] : Opus Arte, c2008.

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 Moore Video  M1500.B57 M56 2008    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 p.)
System Details DVD-9+5; soundtracks in DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; aspect ratio 16:9; recorded in HD.
Language Sung in English, with optional English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian subtitles.
Note Opera.
Performer John Tomlinson (The Minotaur) ; Johan Reuter (Theseus) ; Christine Rice (Ariadne) ; Andrew Watts (Snake Priestess) ; Philip Langridge (Hiereus) ; supporting soloists ; The Royal Opera Chorus ; The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Antonio Pappano, conductor.
Credits Stephen Langridge, stage director ; Alison Chitty, set and costume designer ; Philippe Giraudeau, choreographer; Paul Pyant. lighting designer; video designs, Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for Fifty Nine Productions ; editor, Steve Eveleigh.
Event Recorded in performance, Apr. 25 & 30 and May 3, 2008, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Note Program notes by Rhian Samuel in English, French, and German (23 p. : col. ill.) inserted in container.
Summary The world premiere of a new work commissioned by The Royal Opera brings to the stage a famous character of Greek myth. Part man, part beast, the Minotaur is trapped in a labyrinth and constrained by his violent role there, yet he longs to discover his own identity and his own voice. Among the innocents of a blood sacrifice Athens must pay to Crete is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur, but also attracts the attention of Ariadne - and it is her help that ensures his success in the labyrinth.
Note Extra features (disc 1): Synopsis ; Cast gallery; Extra feature (disc 2): Documentary, Myth is universal.
Contents Extra features (disc 1). Synopsis ; Cast gallery -- Extra feature (disc 2). Documentary, Myth is universal.
Subject Birtwistle, Harrison. Minotaur.
Genre/Form Operas.
Subject Minotaur (Greek mythological character) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Televised operas.
Nonfiction television programs.
Opera television programs.
Added Author Harsent, David, 1942- Librettist.
Tomlinson, John, 1946 September 22- Singer.
Reuter, Johan, 1969- Singer.
Rice, Christine. Singer.
Watts, Andrew, 1967- Singer.
Langridge, Philip, 1939-2010. Singer.
Pappano, Antonio, 1959- Conductor.
Damme, Ferenc van. Producer.
Haswell, Jonathan. Director.
Langridge, Stephen. Director.
Chitty, Alison. Designer.
Giraudeau, Philippe. Choreographer.
Pyant, Paul. Lighting designer.
Warner, Leo. Videographer.
Grimmer, Mark. Videographer.
Birtwistle, Harrison. Minotaur.
Royal Opera House (London, England) Performer.
Fifty Nine Productions.
Opus Arte (Firm)
Added Title Myth is universal.
Standard No. 809478010005
Music No. OA 1000 D Opus Arte